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Beginning April 28 Colby’s Seaverns Field and Alfond Track area will be closed for construction. The college is rebuilding the track, installing an artificial turf field, putting in lights for the football field and track area, and working on adjacent track-and-field event areas. The facility, which is popular with walkers, will be closed to the public through late August, reopening in late summer in time for Colby’s football season.
Construction of Alfond Stadium was approved by Colby trustees in April 2008. The $6-million project includes landscaping that features four- to five-foot earth berms behind both end zones and plantings that will give the field the feel of a stadium.
The Alfond Stadium will be named for the family of Harold and Bibby Levine (’38) Alfond, which also gave the naming gift for the outdoor track in 1988. The gift for the stadium from the Harold Alfond Foundation was the last personal commitment that Harold Alfond made to Colby before his death, last November.
Information about the project is online at http://www.colby.edu/improvements.